Just found this site today. I'm in my 40s and have been a picker since at least my mid teens. I have been unhappy about my disorder but haven't been able to focus in on this particular area of my life. Now my daughter is 12 and has started picking. I have not been able to do something for myself, but since my daughter is afflicted, it is time to get serious NOW!!!!! This is definitely a family trait. My father was a picker too. I have scarring and also dress accordingly or apply makeup to hide my problem. I have thought about my picking issues extensively. I have a scientific pharmacy education background. It has helped me understand some of my issues, but I am still very far from solving my picking issues. I'm on the right road, but I need a boost and more information. I truely believe that all pickers have some similiar characteristics, but at the same time I think that every picker is very unique and will have to just "trial and error" until they get the right formula... I do not think picking can be cured, but I do think it can be controlled. Pray for me and my prayers go to you also. I need all the help I can get.